ERIC Number: ED324049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: 0
ACC 2000: Building a Future Together. The Austin Community College Proactive Long Range Plan.
Angel, Dan; Barrera, Adriana
Over the past 10 years, Austin Community College (ACC) has expanded college offerings from 41 degree programs, 24 degree options, and 1 certificate program to 60 degree plans, 35 degree options, and 22 certificate programs. In addition, ACC has grown from an enrollment of 13,000 credit students to over 24,000 students. During the past 5 years, minority full-time faculty have increased from 12% to 20% of the faculty. Changes in the economy, growing enrollments, demands of local businesses, new legislative mandates for minimal skills competency among degree students, and lagging state funding require careful planning to meet the institution's future needs. Consistent with its focus on accessibility and flexibility, ACC has plans to: (1) initiate new curricular programs in service sector occupations; (2) become a continuing education center for governmental employees; (3) develop a pre-education curriculum for future teachers; and (4) include an entrepreneurship track in the mid-management curriculum. To help meet the demands for a world class workforce, ACC will develop articulation agreements with independent school districts and adopt a core requirement in computer competency. To better fulfill its fourfold mission of quality, flexibility, accessibility, and diversity, ACC will implement an honors program, an international studies curriculum, 2 + 2 programs, and a mentoring program for underprepared students. Other college goals include increasing the number of minority instructors, developing a minority leadership program, and establishing a mentorship program for minority secondary school students. (JMC)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Enrollment Trends, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society), International Education, Long Range Planning, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Mission Statements, Organizational Objectives, Program Development, School Demography, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.